A 32-year-old man went on a shoplifting spree across Swadlincote over seven weeks, but denies assault and stealing a games console and games.
Matthew Kendall, of no fixed address, has added to the large list of shops he has targeted after stealing hundreds of pounds worth of items including meat and laundry detergent.
Kendall appeared at Southern Derbyshire Magistrates’ Court where he admitted stealing 12 steaks worth £36 from Iceland, on April 25; stealing meat worth £54 from Sainsbury’s, Newhall, on May 8; stealing meat worth £31 from Sainsbury’s, Midway, on May 15; stealing meat worth £25 from Sainsbury’s, Midway, on May 18; stealing laundry detergent worth £16 from Tesco, Church Gresley, on May 20; and stealing meat worth £41.60 from Sainsbury’s, Midway, on May 30.
Moving into June he also admitted stealing cleaning products worth £52 from Asda, Woodville, on June 4; stealing meat worth £60 from Sainsbury’s, Midway, on June 5; stealing meat from Sainsbury’s, Newhall, on June 6, and stealing detergent worth £20 from Poundworld, Swadlincote, on June 14.
However, Kendall is to reappear at the court to stand trial after denying stealing a PS4 console and games worth £450 from a man in Midland Road, Swadlincote, on May 8, and assaulting a woman in Sainsbury’s on June 6.
He is due to stand trial on July 21 and has been remanded into custody.